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Medical Insurance Coverage Options for Minor Children After Divorce

Maryland law requires parents to provide adequate financial support for their biological or adopted children, and this includes covering healthcare and medical expenses. The division of insurance and out-of-pocket medical care costs between parents is determined by the court based, on the circumstances of the case. Here, the family law attorneys at Rodier Family Law…

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Are Military Assets Divided in Divorce?

There are many misconceptions surrounding military divorces, and the spouses of military personnel may have several financial fears when considering divorce. Here, the family law attorneys at Rodier Family Law provide a general overview of divorce proceedings for military members and their spouses. Congress passed the Uniform Services Former Spouse Protection Act (USFSPA) in 1982,…

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Celebrating the Holidays After Divorce

Whether you have been divorced for one month, one year or many years, the holidays can prove to be a difficult time as painful or nostalgic memory resurface. There are; however, several ways to create a holiday season that feels less stressful and sorrowful, and more meaningful and joyous. Here, the family law attorneys at…

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Estate Planning 101: Don’t Neglect to Write a Will

None of us knows what life has in store, and so it is important to be prepared for unforeseen circumstances by carefully preparing a comprehensive estate plan. Here, the estate planning attorneys at Rodier Family Law explain the importance of writing a will before you pass away, in order to protect your family and loved…

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The Basics of Arbitration

The family law attorneys at Rodier Family Law describe what to expect before, during and after arbitration proceedings. Often  formal contracts will contain clauses that require parties to resolve their disputes through an arbitration process, but this process may also be used for family law matters where no contract is present. Many couples will use…

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How to Proceed if You are Denied Child Custody

Losing custody of your child(ren) is heartbreaking, but it is important to calmly assess the situation, and focus on the critical steps you must take after this happens. Here, the family law attorneys at Rodier Family Law detail how you should proceed if you are denied child custody. Listen Carefully to the Judge’s Decision Unless…

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Estate Planning Basics

In this article, the estate planning attorneys at Rodier Family Law lay out the steps individuals should take to ensure that in the event of your passing, your family is provided with instructions on the division of your estate. The creation of an estate plan is not generally the first item on anyone’s to-do list.…

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Division of Marital Property

Maryland state law dictates what is included in marital property, and how it must be divided should a couple divorce. Here, the family law attorneys at Rodier Family Law Group provide a brief overview of how division of marital property is handled in the state of Maryland. Non-Marital vs. Marital Property Typically any property that…

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Alimony Overview and Basics

You may have heard of alimony, as it is relief that can be granted in a Maryland divorce proceeding, but you might not know what exactly is it, how is it determined, or what are the rules around it are. Here, the family law attorneys at Rodier Family Law provide a brief overview of alimony. …

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What is Power of Attorney?

Power of attorney is an invaluable estate planning tool, but what exactly is it, and how does it work? Here, the estate planning attorneys at Rodier Family Law provide a foundational understanding of power of attorney. Defining Power of Attorney Power of attorney is a document in which an individual assigns another person, typically referred to as an…

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